In honor of my favorite holiday (Halloween) which perfectly complements my favorite season (aka football season *go Chiefs*), I want to know what books and movies creep you out like no other. The first horror book I read (at the tender age of seven) was Bram Stoker's Dracula. After that I devoured everything Stephen King, then moved on to Dean Koontz. Now I prefer some gothic or literary bent to my horror and recent faves include The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
Movie wise, I'm an old-school girl and think it's hard to beat the original Halloween (or Rosemary's Baby). There was also the one popular while I was in the midst of my teen babysitting years that had the line "Have you checked the children?" I forget the movie, but babysitting was never the same after that movie! Michael Myers is actually an amazing character--when else has someone who said so little conveyed so much.
The only recent movie that really creeped me out was a Korean horror film called A Tale of Two Sisters.
What about you? What book or movie gave you chills and made you double-check the lock on the door before bed? Happy Halloween!